- ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System
Each ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System has two components - Alkalinity and Calcium. When used in equal parts, easily maintain calcium and alkalinity levels with no mixing of powders, disruption of ionic balace or addition of organic chemicals. Formulated to provide all the proper ratios to duplicate the composition of synthetic seawater.
With use, can help restore ions lost from protein skimming and help maintain the ionic balance of the aquarium water.
The recommended starting dose is 1 mL of each component per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity per day. Test calcium and alkalinity frequently until the correct dosing amount is achieved to keep both elements stable from day to day. Each tank will be different and depends on many different variables will determine how much your tank will need to be dosed on a daily basis.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 8 Gallon Package Contents:
1x - Component No. 1 Alkalinity 4 Gallon
1x - Component No. 2 Calcium 4 Gallon
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 2 Gallon Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 1 Gallon
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 1 Gallon
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System - 64 oz Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 32 oz.
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 32 oz.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 32 oz Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 16 oz.
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 16 oz.
Note: ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System comes as a concentrate in some sizes. Those do require being topped off with RODI water and sitting until the solution is fully dissolved. It is common for the solution to become a hard clear or white mass, but it will dissolve once the container is topped off.
Perfect Bulk Buy By Jerry on 5/9/2020Jerry would recommend this product to a friendI ordered the 8 gallon package since i could not find the gallon size anywhere. The buckets were well packed in their own boxes. They arrived without any issues. The Alk bucket had a small chunk in the bottom, which is common, but dissolved overnight after adding RODI water. The buckets have to be diluted a little different than the gallons.
The label gives you either the weight of the water or Fliude Ounces that need to be added to the concentrate. I chose to weigh mine.
One thing to point out. There mixes are different. So pay attention to the mixing directions.
I am very pleased with my purchase and i will buy again.
The original and best! By Alfredo De La Fe on 5/8/2020Alfredo De La Fe would recommend this product to a friendI was there when B-Ionic was originally announced MANY years ago. At the time it was a revolutionary product, the first of its kind. To this day ESV has not disappointed. Their products have consistent quality and do what they are supposed to every time.
It is 2-part By Aaron on 4/25/2020Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
As advertised, it is 2-part. It is pretty hard to mess that up However, the alkalinity arrived as a giant crystal on the bottom of the 5-gallon bucket. I added the necessary water and stuck a heater in the bucket. The crystal did not dissolve.. I called BRS to complain. BRS said they would ship a replacement. They failed to do so, and I never followed up with them. I added a powerhead to the bucket. The combination of heater and powerhead dissolved the crystal.
Outside of that, it tastes terrible and stings in cuts.
Wish I knew By Markreef on 11/27/2019Markreef would recommend this product to a friendMaybe I should have known but the 64 oz. doesn't come with pour bottles or measuring cap like the smaller does.
Receive only 1 bucket. By VIET on 11/6/2019VIET would recommend this product to a friendNo complain about the product. But how BRS doing business. I received only 1 bucket (calcium). I was out of town for the week for I didn't noticed the shipment. 5 days later when I called and BRS said because the other bucket "damage on shipping" so it returned. So if I didn't call, it's considered my lost? On the other hand, I am now out of ALk and I have to wait for anther "3 business day" before my alk arrive. So frustrated!
Do not buy the larger versions By Vlad L on 6/15/2019Vlad L wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy whole reason for switching to b-ionic from BRS is not having to mix the product. 2g (and I am guessing larger versions) now require mixing, which would have been nice to know before buying. Instructions on the bottles are a total lie. Mix for 2-3 minutes? Is that with a time machine you invented? Mixing Alk for half an hour already and there are large chunks still in the liquid. Disappointed.
solid mass By Mark on 1/25/2019Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOrdered the 2g 2 part. This now ships in concentrate form so you have to add rodi, luckily I run my own. Worst part was the alk was a solid block which the instructions say you need to submerse in 120/140 degree water to get back into liquid form. I guess it would make sense to purchase this when corn on the cob is in season, that way you can boil your alk at the same time. First and last use of B-Ionic products.
Consistency 100% By SROMERO287 on 8/30/2018SROMERO287 would recommend this product to a friendI had been using almost all most popular and different brands for the two parts dosing but after ReefAPalooza in Orlando Fl, one of the most respected coral experts explained about why using this product in particular and honestly since I started using the ESV B-Ionic finally I had found the stability necessary to see my sps color up and grow almost at a point where I can see the white tips in my frags. Initially was scared thinking they were bleaching out but they were just growing up. Obviously is not only the reef elements but a combination of light, flow, nutrients and “stable” elements specially the Alk offered by B-Ionic. Kudos for ESV B-Ionic formula, simply just excellent results
Great 2 Part By Jason on 3/31/2018Jason would recommend this product to a friendHave been using this for over 2 years now. Mixes consistent every time and keeps my alk and cal in check. Also helps with my essential elements according to the triton test.
Works great.. By Oscar on 2/27/2018Oscar would recommend this product to a friendWorks great.. keeps my cal and alk at point.
Awesome product By Robert on 2/5/2018Robert would recommend this product to a friendThis product is very easy to use mixes very well and maintains proper chemical balance.
Easy and I trust it! By Michael on 1/18/2018Michael would recommend this product to a friendI picked this product because I’ve used and liked Seachems two part. The reviews are true to this. So if you’re like me and you want a ready to use product and don’t want to worry about measuring how much you need to add except maybe RODI water this is the route to go!
For the 8 gallon package, I assume you need to dilute to get final product but how long will the diluted gallons be able to stay in the bucket until used? Will it still be good after 1 year or 1.5 year?
Hi, I have a question about the 8 gallons package, is it 8 gallon of concentrate to dilute or 8 gallons of final product after you had water ?
I recently started dosing the ESV Ionic B Calcium buffer and have seen a spike in Bromium to 450 ppm. Could this be causing the increase in BR? Also, I am dosing from the 1 gal product. Does this need to be diluted?
ESV does come in a concentrated solution and needs to be diluted. If not you will see a spike in parameters.
Can the 4 gallon alkalinity and calcium mix be purchased separately? Will the price be half of the 8 gallon package?
Unfortunately they are only sold as a a kit and cannot be separated.
I purchased the 16 oz and had no idea I had to dilute it because it says that nowhere on the bottle and the bottle was full. Am I ok? I was dosing it like that for a month or two but the corals look fine?
I am using the 2 part doesing 10ml in a 29 gal cube my alk is at 12.9 and calcium is at 289 how do i correct my alk and still raise calcium i use 10 ml of each can i stop the alk and just dose calcium till i reach proper levels? curtis
First step will be to perform a massive water change with a good salt mix to equalize the two levels. From there you can retest and individually dose the elements until they become more balanced. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I'm looking for something other than 2 part that you could use to raise you Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium. Then use 2 part along with Kalkwasser to maintain them. Or am I all off base with my thinking? Thanks.
Two part really is what you would use to do the adjusting, then use kalk to maintain the levels (and keep the two part on hand for occasional adjustment). This is because its about the only method that lets you individually adjust each parameter independently of the other.
To be entirely honest I can't think of any reason to not do it the normal way but if there is something unique or I am missing something let us know and we will help you figure out the best plan of action for you. You might be interested in this kit as well, it has all of the individual solutions as well as the kalk to get you starter. It should be back in stock in the next few days.
Is the calculator for the brs 2 part the same for esv . making it the same strength
Our Calculator is designed for our BRS 2 part products the ESV is not a direct replacement and the solution will be different.